‘Heart and Kidney not communicating, with yin deficiency’ does sound a bit strange, I’ll admit. But it’s a clever way of encapsulating some ancient ideas that explains various kinds of ill-health. It’s called a syndrome in Chinese medicine. That means it’s understood and there’s a way to treat it and the conditions that arise because of it.
To understand this page it helps to know what your Heart and Kidney energies do in terms of Chinese medicine. Click on Heart, then on Kidney for more on this. You’ll soon realise how differently Chinese medicine views them compared with their Western medicine equivalents (heart and kidney).
You also need to grasp what yin deficiency entails. That’s because this syndrome (Heart and Kidney not communicating, with yin deficiency) occurs because of serious yin deficiency in both Kidneys and Heart. Lacking enough Yin energy, they become hyper, unable to settle.
For your Kidneys (for more see Kidney Yin deficiency) this leads to inner restlessness, anxiety, feeling hot when you normally wouldn’t, night sweats, insomnia and other Kidney symptoms like low backache.
For your Heart (for more seee Heart Yin deficiency) it adds to the inner restlessness, causing agitation, impatience and fidgetiness, palpitations (not excluding atrial fibrillation), dizziness, nightmares or dreams that prevent restful sleep, and so on.
This shares its causes with those of Kidney yin deficiency:
However, for this ‘Heart and Kidney not communicating, with yin deficiency’ syndrome to fully ‘flower’ add causes which specifically deplete your Heart yin energy:
What might cause this in someone who already has the underlying symptoms of Kidney yin deficiency?
From Heart involvement you get:
With Kidney involvement:
Yes, if this continues for too long, it can lead to internal Heat which may lead to haemorrhage, conceivably in the form of internal bleeding, then clotting, even stroke.
Aim? To nourish the yin of Heart and Kidney, and to calm and steady the mind.
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